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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dogma is not actually something I would want to get rid of within Alcoholics Anonymous. . What it means to be a person in recovery, engaged in the 12-Steps, is to have some sense of acceptance… that you are not in charge of the world. 🙏 In AA they call it “God’s Will” which is a little bit more of a loaded term. So I’ll just call it the spirit of reality. . I mean, I...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Alcoholics Anonymous Although somewhat known for dogma - actually has gone out of the way to NOT be dogmatic.   Everything is languaged from a place of suggestion as opposed to declarative statements for how you are supposed to be.   When you see it in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous, you notice that these were people who were not only NOT particularly dogmatic, but they were also sensitive to the fact that people would...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The One major, legitimate critique of traditional 12-step recovery that I hear a lot (and agree with) Dogma.   Which is basically some authority prescribing rules or structure, usually rigid or fixed rules, to a system.   You find that in AA, and for some people that’s a big turn off I don't like that, I’m a questioner, a doubter, I'm curious… and it doesn’t work well with me or a lot of people.   So how...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some time ago, I had the opportunity to work in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. In those days (the early ’90s) the residents of the area were divided between need “mental health services” or those needing “addiction services.”  This distinction was usually the result of some odd government funding rules or just the general ignorance of the time. It must have been extremely frustrating for clients to...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] What to expect in this episode:   People suffering from addiction often feel very rebellious inside Alcoholics Anonymous is rebellious, it rejects traditional hierarchy & is free The most radical thing about AA is that it's completely detached from the market   Alcoholics Anonymous is for Rebels 🤘   The other thing about Alcoholics Anonymous; addicts and alcoholics often feel rebellious inside.   There’s a rebel piece that grows inside of us during the teenage years...

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What to expect in this episode:   Where, specifically, is your resistance coming from? CBT & DBT are nice , but they are cost prohibitive The most radical thing about AA is that it's FREE   The Controversial Nature of Alcoholics Anonymous   The resistance that people have to the 12 steps can be overcome.   What it takes is a person understanding specifically where your resistance is and walking you through it; allowing you to see it and understand it in...

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